Powering a Pathway to Net Zero

Powering a Pathway to Net Zero 2024 programme


10am: Registration and networking 


10.30am: Welcome    


10.40am: The Royal Mint introduction from Leighton John, Operations Director of The Royal Mint 


11am: Discussion 1 — Introduction to Net Zero Industry Wales (NZIW), the SWIC Cluster plan and the importance of Industrial Hubs by Ben Burggraaf, CEO of NZIW and Tony Parton, Managing Director of CR Plus. 


11.20am: Keynote speaker — The Royal Mint journey and proposed Llantrisant Industrial Hub by Matthew Williams, Director of Engineering and Quality at The Royal Mint 


11.45am: Discussion 2— Infrastructure developments in the region delivered by Oliver Spink, Head of System Planning at National Grid. 

12.10am: Discussion 3 — Funding and support mechanisms achieved by Celsa Steel UK delivered by Gabriella Nizam, Head of Sustainability and Strategy at Celsa Steel UK 

12.35pm: Networking lunch   


1.30pm: Welcome back   


1.45pm: Workshops 

Workshop 1 — “How can we decarbonise and save money by working together?” The Royal Mint draws on its own renewable energy journey and costs saved to inform a new Industrial Hub. 

Workshop 2 — “What can you do now to prepare for the future?” How to better understand your business’ energy consumption and decarbonise your own site, with Tony Parton, Managing Director at CR Plus. 

Workshop 3 — The journey of SWIC and investment opportunities available, with Ben Burggraaf, CEO of Net Zero Industry Wales. 


3pm: Feedback session  


3.55pm: Closing speech